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    Amazonbay knock off Goal Zero Yeti style products.

    Wanting something that can be put in/taken out of the car to run a small 25L fridge, It isn't a mission critical fridge its more just nice for trip to the beach, or having a few cold drinks in the car, or day trip while camping (caravan has 95L Dual Zone and its own power but sometimes we don't move it), i don't want a perm battery as often i need to drop the seats down and take a fair bit of crap in the car or might take the nopics car.

    I would love a Goal Zero Yeti but they go form a 15Ah at about $550 to 40Ah at about $1.4k, USB ports and AC charger is nice but not a must have.

    What i want ~$1300
    https://goalzero.com.au/shop/portabl.../#.YWP6fhpBy70

    What i want to spend ~$300
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Portable-7.../dp/B08BNHXT7F
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Portable-S.../dp/B08P6QLW6K

    Or do i roll my own $500
    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08YNJ7C6X
    + a half decent yet to be decided DC to DC charger with solar controller built in

    Given lithium can get a bit you know burntastic am i nuts for looking at rando all in one packs? Would getting a half decent DC to DC controller for the charger mitigate my risk if i made my own? Am i just being stupid?
    Last edited by SirGoat; 11-10-21, 07:03 PM.

    #2
    I have a small sealed (it sits in the back seat) battery from the race car that runs my 45 lt waeco for a day and half. Cost about $140.

    The deep cycle from the boat (for the trawling motor) runs it for 3 days.

    Plus a c-tek.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
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      #3
      Originally posted by nastysven View Post
      I have a small sealed (it sits in the back seat) battery from the race car that runs my 45 lt waeco for a day and half. Cost about $140.

      The deep cycle from the boat (for the trawling motor) runs it for 3 days.

      Plus a c-tek.
      a sealed AGM or lifepo4?

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        #4
        Those things wouldn’t be much more than some deep cycle friendly battery with some basic chinesium control and inverter stuff on top.

        Ive been thinking along rough same lines and figured a smaller deep cycle or just regular AGM baby racecar sized thing with one of those 2nd battery isolator thingos. Just set the wiring in place permanently and take the battery and charging controller out when not needed. Was about $300 all in to do that.

        Use case was the same - run a small fridge to keep a couple days of stuff cold.
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          #5
          I already have decent cable to the back for the anderson plug on the van and my wifes merc has a 12v power outlet in the boot (i need to dig behind the panel and check the size of cables first) so yep idea would be move box, plug one lead into car and other into fridge.

          Could do with out the 240v, i would be more inclined to buy a brand name 300w can inverter for power tools and/or laptop but so far have never really needed 240v camping.

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            #6
            Sealed normal battery. Worked great for 6-7 years.
            .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

            Dr Hoon
            .

            DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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              #7
              I think the only time I have wanted 240v while camping was when nopics was pumping breast milk to keep supply up for work. Other than that I think 240v is a bit of a gimmick.

              For a battery like that I reckon a better option is to just get a cheap sealed AGM and a box to house it in. Go nuts with Andersons etc if need be. KMart carry an 80AH deep cycle which is more than sufficient for this sort of thing: https://www.kmart.com.au/product/rec...---12v/3301337
              Chris
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                #8
                https://www.australiandirect.com.au/new-arrivals/

                I've bought some stuff from these guys before if that helps?

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                  #9
                  You only need a second battery when the fridge is perm mounted/running all the time.

                  If you are going to be moving it around a bit and or not running it all the time, just run it off the start battery when you need it and save the effort.

                  Plug it back into your main battery setup at camp etc.
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                    #10
                    Seems like overkill for a few hours use. Check out the battery adapters from Slade International if you already have Makita, Dewalt or Milwaukee cordless tools at home

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                    Last edited by neil_se; 13-10-21, 05:41 PM.
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